Cinque Terre Ristorante

4.7
994 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
*Please note that we do not take Happy Hour reservations. Online reservations are for ordering from our dinner menu only.*

Modern Italian, Oyster Bar, Neopolitan style artisan pizzas, House Made Pastas, Fresh and local seafood.
Cinque Terre is a beautiful area of the Italian Riviera which is comprised of five villages. The towns are connected by medieval style walkable paths. These villages are a favored destination for travelers to Italy where seafood is prevalent. Pesto, a condiment made of fresh basil, is the flagship of tradition in the region. At Cinque Terre, we make our pesto every day from the freshest and top quality ingredients. We always have on the menu, Muscoli (mussels), Polpo (octopus), Gamberi (shrimp) and a variety of seasonal seafood, artisan pizzas along with house-made pastas.


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vipCKay
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not enough expletives. Food soooo good. As always

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br00
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, great prices- Servers were excellent

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BradV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Typical pasta

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Kiff
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There was a long wait (but it was peak time on a Saturday evening. Staff was outstanding from front to back. The food was good. My husband loved the Eggplant ravioli. I ordered the surf n turf, and the 10 oz strip steak was delicious when I smothered it with the pesto that came with the oil-soaked focaccia. The 2 grilled shrimp were good. The fried lobster was a big disappointment to this New Englander who is used to a more flavorful meat with texture much firmer than one had.
Not for foodies or for quiet, romantic dates, but good for friends night out, with excellent live music inside, and an exciting vibe throughout!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was average. Drinks were good. Service was average.

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vipTucker
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Server and bus were most attentive and kind

Food was not special...entrees were dry

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food is so so . My salmon was over cooked, the pulpo and lasagna were not great. I always order pulpo whenever it is on the menu and this was slightly disappointing.

The positive was the Barolo bottle and our server was amazing.

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SunyoungP
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was perfect my b-day dinner
Service and food was perfect!
Especially octopus dish was so good.

The candle with dessert cake is touching point for me and my toddler boy :)

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MilenaG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I were visiting Seattle Valentine’s weekend and went to cinque terre for dinner. It was amazing! We both loved our food and the prosciutto buratta appetizer was wonderful. The wait staff was very nice, and the covid precautions in place made us feel very comfortable dining at this restaurant.

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vipLaurenZ
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentine’s Day and had the best time! We started with Lentil, Spinach and Cardamom soup which was beyond incredible! Then enjoyed a delicious dinner of Steelhead Trout and Rigatoni with Boar which were both the best dinners we’ve had in ages! Bravo to the chef! The service was terrific and the atmosphere just beautiful. Our temperature was checked upon arriving and we were given hand sanitizer, making us feel very comfortable with their Covid practices.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service team was so attentive! Appreciate the spacing out of guests, felt safe dining here during COVID pandemic

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Enjoyable atmosphere with excellent service.

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RosemaryS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat! Great staff and it felt very covid safe.

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Kyle
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was quite attentive and we enjoyed nearly everything we had. The fresh local oysters were top notch and the wine selection was abundant. The only negative feedback we'd have was the margarita pizza. While we figured it would be a thin pizza, it was extremely droopy and the bottom was caked in flour. It felt like taking a teaspoon of flour with each bite.

Aside from that, the dining experience was perfect! We will be visiting again soon.

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DianaH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly waiters. The food was amazing (drinks and rigatoni especially and free bread ). Nice place with intimate ambiance

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SteveF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. Service was ok but could have been better. Would be willing to give them another go.

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michaelD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the food was outstanding .

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vipLucyR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the first night it was open since COVID. The patio was great, there was plastic dividers and heaters. The food was delicious, definitely recommend the seafood soup and the fresh oysters!

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ZoeM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing SRW menu and friendly service. Nice ambient lighting

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC SERVICE. Especially if your going out to celebrate a anniversary or birthday. We were visiting Seattle from California and had an awesome knowledgeable waiter named Crystal. The staff is very friendly and fast. I love their open kitchen setup. We celebrated our anniversary dinner on a Wednesday and enjoyed it all. Definitely WOULD COME AGAIN AND RECOMMEND. THANK YOU Crystal

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Worse service ever

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vipDelsestioco
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The experience was great. We arrived 5 mins early and the hostess mentioned they were running on time and that our table would be ready at 7pm. My partner requested to sit outside which she totally accommodated our request without hesitation. It was nice being outside with the heaters during these times of COVID.

Our waitress was really great, her energy was positive and delightful and made great conversation. It was nice that you guys offered bubbly water without a charge. We came for restaurant week but also ordered an extra appetizer that never came. It turned out to be ok because there was a lot of food from SRW. When I asked about the missing appetizer, she apologized and gave us a cannoli for dessert. For dessert, we ordered 2 panna cotta and 1 tiramisu but we got 2 tiramisu and 1 panna cotta and the cannoli. Besides those little mishaps, she was great! We would come back and see her again.

Regarding the food, the salmon was a bit over cooked and the brussel sprouts didn’t have much flavor. However, the braised short ribs were amazing, I cleaned up my plate clean! I also really enjoyed the pumpkin soup!

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CraigP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very good food and service. The cocktails were just okay, but the food itself was very high quality. Recommend the calamaretti.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed by the cautions taken to prevent Covid. Our server was personable and attentive and the food was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary celebration

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AspenV
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday dinner! Food was amazing

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vipJhunterfalk
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good service and the prosciutto and burrata appetizer is everything!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A huge thanks to our server Christina and this WONDERFUL establishment for making our anniversary a special and splendid experience.

We had the chefs choice antipasto, cesar salad, lasagna and homemade fettuccini with prawns. By the time the entrees got to our table I was ready to give this place 5 stars. Upon first bite, i was inspired to write a review detailing my experience here.

Hats off to the chef, owners and front/back of the house staff that all contribute to creating this amazing experience day in and day out. 10/10 for food, presentation, decor, quality and SERVICE!

We will 100% be back for more. Thank you!

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JoleeNico
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus was great as was the pesto pasta that we had with prawns. Great wine as well. Very lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful birthday meal and such a beautiful restaurant. The service was attentive and friendly, and every precaution was taken so felt very safe. Covid and the current conditions in the Seattle/SLU core have definitely slammed this once always busy establishment. Support your local independent restaurants, people! They’re fighting an uphill battle.

Cinque Terre Ristorante
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you for your review. I am glad you felt safe and enjoyed your meal. It is our upmost priority to make each guest feel comfortable with our current situation so they can relax and enjoy their time with friends and family. We appreciate your recognition in our safety protocols. It means a lot. Thank you, Michael Barnett General Manager

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vipseattlespecial
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant with fine dining. We had round table away from the rest of the guests. They also have outdoor table, but not sure if they are heated.
Food was good. Will come back for sure.

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MarkN
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good social distancing. Good waitress. Music was a little loud, and didn't provide a romantic atmosphere.

Cinque Terre Ristorante
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you for your review and kind words. We will keep in mind the volume of our music. Thank you so much for allowing us to be better by your feedback. Thank you, Michael Barnett General Manager

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DanB
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Service was nice but ridiculously slow. Also, they are demanding to take your temperature at the door which is not required under the current orders and pretty offputting Giving they are not asking, they are demanding.They should consider asking in a different way so it is not a demand. I suspect most people would do so if asked. But demanding something that it’s not required put a very negative start on the visit.

Cinque Terre Ristorante
Responded on October 1, 2020

I want to apologize for the demand of temp taking. It is not our policy to demand anything from our valued guests. I have talked to my host team and moving forward we will be more polite and ask. I hope that you will join us again so you can see that every comment our guests make are addressed immediately. It is our hope, with feedback that we constantly strive to be better and offer service that is impeccable. Thank you, Michael Barnett General Manager

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KevenM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just enjoyed a spectacular meal for two. Had several small sharing plates to begin. Each one was beautifully presented & very tasty. Two delicious main courses & a wonderful dessert to finish. The restaurant has a full service bar also. We sat indoors but outside is a charming covered patio. The general manager Michael made us feel very welcome & the servers were very speedy & polite. We will definitely return here.

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AnthonyL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time here eating there food. They have had phenomenal service, nice waiters, and very good wine. I personally ordered the steak and potatoes and my girlfriend ordered the pasta. I will definitely return for a nice meal!! highly recommend.

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vipwelcoming
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Very caring staff. Excellent social distancing.

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OlgaRomanenko
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant. Very good food, good Italian vine selection. Great customer service.

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vipwelcoming
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside safe seating. Lots of distance between other tables. Excellent Menu. Caring service

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Cinque Terre Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 456-6300.

Cinque Terre Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 994 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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